The harvest festival Onam dawned today. In view of the occasion, several celebrities are taking to social media to wish their fans. This festival, marks the beginning of the harvest season for Keralites and is a ten-day affair that ends with Thiruvonam.
As the legend goes, Thiruvonam is the day demon king Mahabali visits Earth. Despite being a demon, Mahabali was known as a virtuous king which is why people celebrate his return. Malayalis celebrate the festival with a nine-course feast called Onasadhya and the convivality of the festival is maintained by Vallam Kali (boat races), Pulikali (tiger dances), Pookkalam (flower Rangoli), Onathappan (worship), Onam Kali, Tug of War, Thumbi Thullal (women’s dance), Kummattikali (mask dance), Onathallu (martial arts), Onavillu (music), Kazhchakkula (plantain offerings), Onapottan (costumes) and Atthachamayam (folk songs and dance).
People in the Hindi film fraternity, Malaika Arora Khan, whose mother Joyce Polycarp is a Malayali Catholic, was one of the first celebrities to share their Onam celebration pictures with fans. Malaika celebrated the festival with her parents, sister Amrita Arora and her family.
” Our table is set… and finally after over 5 months we all together at my parents home n on this very auspicious day of Onam… thank u mom @joycearora for this lovely spread,” Malaika wrote alongside photos of the elaborate Onasadhya spread.
T 3644 – Happy Onam .. the harvest festival celebrated in Kerala .. pic.twitter.com/0Oq1kNxM83
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 30, 2020
I only hope your Onam Sadhya looks as good as mine. Nevertheless it's a #throwback. Happy Onam ??
.#Onam #Onam2020 #HappyOnam #onamsadhya #OnamSpecial #OnamFestival #swanstories #HamsaNandini pic.twitter.com/RaXIFmWEoz
— Hamsa Nandini (@ihamsanandini) August 31, 2020
Wish you all a very Happy Onam ?#HappyOnam2020 pic.twitter.com/Ub1zE7hxhO
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) August 31, 2020
Getting ready to celebrate Onam pic.twitter.com/zkimkQVI2V
— Priyamani Raj (@priyamani6) August 31, 2020
Happy Onam ? pic.twitter.com/MbKmSN5wlt
— Manjima Mohan (@mohan_manjima) August 30, 2020
Happy Onam Everyone ?#Onam2020 #Onam pic.twitter.com/gOAwrMPoka
— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) August 31, 2020